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Demondog
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Plug for Foobar2000 Controller App.

Thought I'd post this in case anyone is interested. Having the ability to sit on my sofa, 10" from my music, system while browsing through my music library, playing songs, and adding them to various playlists at will, is unbelievable compared to how I was playing music even five years ago.  I've been using this remote control app for about a year, and received probably the 3rd significant update, in that time, the other day. The Foobar2000 Controller app was pretty good when I first got it, but it has gotten a polishing along with many added features over that time. If someone has a PC on a Wi-Fi network playing music with Foobar2000, and has an Android phone, I don't know why they aren't using this.

The app is free, or an add free version for a few dollars is offered. It gives wireless remote control of pretty much every playback, and playlist functions in Foobar2000, along with ability to browse and play, or send to playlist from your storage locations. Installation consists of downloading, and installing a small, free installation file to the PC, and then downloading the app to the smartphone. The connection setup between the two was one button automatic in my case.

Here are some photos of a few of the various screens. BTW- I have no connection to whoever it is that writes this app.

The "Now Playing" screen. Screens are selected from the upper bar now.

Library screen.

Playlist

Storage folder browsing

Track info, configurable

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Sorry for the typos

and other problems. Wish I could edit first post.

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problem

Looks great.  However there is one glitch, perhaps it will be addressed in the next software update.  It allows Abba to be in your artist list, hope that can be fixed.

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Abba and Adele

Abba and Adele are my wife's, but they are in the Library view along with everything else unfortunately, haha. The Library view is sortable just as in Foobar2000.

The only problem I'm having is caused by my particular setup, where I have the music files located on my wireless router's 2TB HDD. So when Foobar2000 calls for a song, there is a lag while loading the track to memory, lasting up to maybe half a minute for large Hi-Res files even though I'm getting up to 450 Mbps indicated link speed on a unique 5 MHz wireless channel in my home. During the loading time, communication between the Foobar2000 Controller and the laptop is all but impossible. It's just the nature of competing traffic on the network. But it's only a problem if I want to do something else with the Controller during track loading.

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